How long will you speak basic English? In order to Improve your English and speak English fluently you will have to stop using basic English words and increase your vocabulary by learning better English word replacements. In this English lesson with Meera, you will how to replace the word ‘BAD’ with better English words.
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Hey everybody, welcome back to Let’s Talk and you are with me Meera. Well today I’ve got some words for you that you would love, because you’re going to stop using the word “bad” for everything, right? ‘This doesn’t taste good, this is bad’, ‘I don’t like your dress, it’s bad’, ‘my experience was bad’… Well guys, I think there is so much more to it than just the word “bad” and we’re going to learn different words to express in different situations, right? So let’s get started guys, well the first one, the first word is “lousy”. Now hear the example first and you would immediately understand what is the meaning of it, “I had a lousy Sunday” what does that mean? “My brother is extremely lousy when it comes to studying”. ‘Lousy’ means slow or poor, right? ‘Lousy’ means slow or poor at something. I had a slow Sunday or a poor Sunday, okay? So that one is lousy. The next one is “vile”. Now vile means wicked. For example, “they gave us a vile expression when we said we want to be in a live-in relationship”. So ‘vile expression’ means a wicked expression. The way we see in probably some sitcoms where some really dramatic expressions happen, well you can also say, “why do you have that vile smile on your face?” That means a wicked smile on your face… you must be thinking something mischievous. So “vile” means wicked. Okay, the next one is “hellish”. Hellish means like hell, right? This one’s pretty simple but how can you use it, you can use it to express a certain experience, “our train journey was hellish.” Or you can say, “the flight got delayed for 48 hours, it was hellish out there.” It was like hell. Well the next one is “nasty”. Now when you hear the word “nasty”, you immediately understand how you can use it, okay? So for example, well “nasty” means filthy, right? Okay, nasty means filthy. So for example you can say, “Why do you have that nasty expression?” I have tried and switched vile with nasty that means filthy expression. When you look at certain food or something that is lying around which you don’t like you do this, right…? That’s nasty. Or people also sometimes use it when people want to say, “That’s a nasty thought”. That’s a filthy thought, right? So nasty means filthy. Well moving on we have “ghastly”. Right here I’ve just forgot to add an ‘h’ which I’m gonna do here, so that’s ghastly, okay? Now “ghastly” means horrifying or a terribly frightening experience. I use this whenever I see a ghost movie or a snake. I say, “oh my god, I just saw a snake, it was ghastly.” Okay ghastly means, terrifying, terrifying. Or like I said, for a movie you can say “that movie was ghastly” that means it scared the hell out of you, right? The next one is “brutal”. Well this one is often used by people, “brutal” means cold-blooded, okay? So cold-blooded. What does cold-blooded really mean? Any ideas, any guesses? Cold-blooded means when someone is so, when it seems to be mean. For example, “truth is always brutal”, that means it is so on, whenever someone tells you the truth it hurts, right? It’s bad to know the truth. Instead of saying “bad” you can start using “brutal”. Or “stop giving such brutal suggestions every time, people have emotions as well”, that means don’t be so cold-blooded every time, have a little bit of emotion, have a little bit of sympathy, right? The next one is “yucky”. Don’t kids love to use this word? “Yucky” means distasteful, right? Something that doesn’t taste good, distasteful. So this one could be highly used whenever you do not like something to eat. You can say, “Oh my god that soup is so yucky, I don’t like it”, “salad eew! Yucky, who eats salads? That’s yucky for you guys. Now we have “immoral” here. “Immoral” means something that is unethical, right? Immoral means unethical. The next time when you see people doing things which are unethical you don’t have to say that, ‘he’s a bad person because he does bad things’, you can say, “he’s not a nice person, because he does immoral things” the things which people around the society usually doesn’t like to be done or don’t do anything that is immoral otherwise it will get you behind the bars, don’t do something bad it will get you behind the bars and we have replaced it with “immoral”. Moving on to “annoying”. Now who uses this word quite often? Me. Well annoying means something, something that causes irritation, right? Causing irritation. Okay “your voice is so annoying”, do you say that to people? Don’t say that, they’ll get hurt. But basically you mean to say it is causing you irritation, okay? “Switch off that fan, it’s just it’s so annoying, the noise is so annoying.” “Who’s making that annoying noise out there?” Irritating you, right? That’s causing irritation and that’s why you use “annoying” instead of “bad”. Now we have “disgusting”. Now what does disgusting mean? Disgusting is also the same, it’s something that just causes you some sort of irritation, okay? So it’s the same as above, irritation mixed with anger, okay? So you instead of, you can either use annoying or disgusting it’s going to be, it’s going to have the same feeling, okay? We can say, “oh my god don’t wear that again it’s torn, that will look disgusting”. Don’t wear torn clothes, it’s looking disgusting. You can say “iron your clothes, otherwise it’s not going to look good or bad instead you use disgusting, okay? Sometimes you might not like people’s thoughts or the way they think or the way they judge others, “stop judging people, that’s disgusting”, is something that you can say, that generates anger in you. The next one is “evil”, okay? “Evil” means sinful, that causes harm, right? Sinful or harm, okay? So for example you can say, “your thoughts are totally evil you should change them”, that means don’t think like that, that will cause people harm, or you can always say that “there are so many people, evil people around us but I’m sure good will always win”. The good people will always win. People who cause harm will not win, that means bad people, evil people, right? Now the last one you have is, “rotten”. Sometimes whenever you come across some stale food items you end up saying that’s bad food or that has gone bad, instead you can replace it with “rotten”, rotten means poor quality, right? Something that has lost quality and has become bad, so rotten is poor quality and this in particularly can be used for perishable items, food per se or fruits or even flowers which have gone bad. Now you can use the word rotten. Well guys there’s so many words that you can replace the word “bad” with, with different situations you can do that, right? Okay, so that’s all for today, I’m going to see you soon with another lesson, with another topic until then this is me Meera saying, ciao.